On Eagles Wings...
Today's Daily Devotion - April 25 2022
By Dr. George Ceremuga
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” —Isaiah 40:31
Eagles have always symbolized freedom, strength, and power. They are considered the kings of the sky and were adopted by several ancient cultures, including Rome, as a symbol of that country’s leadership and immortality. The United States declared the bald eagle its national bird in 1792, due to the eagle’s long lifespan and majestic presence.
Isaiah also saw the symbolic strength of God as depicted in an eagle when he wrote “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). On a recent walk with my neighbor, we were praying about an upcoming phone call with a physician to discuss bringing a medical school and medical center to the Crazy Horse Memorial.
Just then, I looked up and saw two bald eagles soaring mightily far above in the deep blue sky. We were reminded of Crazy Horse’s prophecy: “A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.” This signal of grace God provided foreshadowed a very productive discussion about the God of endless possibilities.
They shall walk and not be faint.